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The goal of the Water Quality Council is to coordinate and recommend positions on water quality issues and policies to the TMACOG Board of Trustees in an effort to improve and protect water quality in our region and Lake Erie.

Contact - Kari Gerwin, Director of Water Quality Planning

419-241-9155 ext. 1103 or

2019 Water Quality Council Meetings

Water Quality Council meets bimonthly at 1:30 p.m. unless otherwise announced

January 14, March 11, May 13, July 8, September 9 (Blanchard Demonstration Farm tour), November 14 (Thursday)



Monday, September 9
Fall Farm Tour

Monday, July 8, 1:30 p.m.
TMACOG Boardroom
Agenda | TMACOG 2019 Public Involvement Policy | WQC Operating Procedures | Minutes

Monday, May 13, 1:30 p.m.

Fremont Water Reclamation Center

1019 Sand Road, Fremont, OH

Agenda | 208 Plan 2019 Update Summary | Minutes (Draft until approved by WQC on July 8)

Monday, March 11, 1:30 p.m.

TMACOG Boardroom

Agenda| Minutes | WQC Annual Work Program FY2020


Monday, January 14, 1:30 p.m.

TMACOG Boardroom

Agenda | Minutes | WQC Membership Roster


2018 Water Quality Council Meetings

Monday, November 5, 1:30 p.m.

TMACOG Boardroom

Agenda | Minutes
PRESENTATIONS- TMACOG Water Quality Department 2018 Wrap-up
Kari Gerwin, TMACOG
Sara Guiher, TMACOG
Kris Barnswell, TMACOG


Monday, September 10



Monday, July 9, 1:30 p.m.
Pearson Park with tour of Howard Marsh
Agenda | Minutes
Tim Schetter (Metroparks Toledo) Lake Erie Coastal Wetlands presentation
Kari Gerwin (TMACOG) Lake Erie Starts Here presentation


Monday, May 14, 1:15 p.m.
Grand Lobby of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza
300 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr., Toledo, OH

Agenda | Minutes | WQ Annual Work Program 2019 | 208 Plan 2018 Resolution


PANEL DISCUSSION – Lake Erie Impaired. What's Next for the Western Lake Erie Basin?

Craig Butler, Ohio EPA | Representative Steve Arndt, District 89 | Ken Kilbert, UT College of Law

Monday, March 12, 1:30 p.m.
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve

29530 White Rd, Perrysburg, OH 43551
Agenda | Minutes | Sign-in | WQC Annual Work Program 2019


PRESENTATIONS Innovative Water Technologies in the Great Lakes

Sarah M. Nassiri and Sarah Horowitz, Ohio-Israel Agricultural Initiative

Chad Penn USDA Agricultural Research Service

Monday, January 8, 1:30 p.m.
TMACOG Boardroom
300 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr., Toledo, OH
Agenda | Minutes | Sign-in | DRAFT Agenda for Lake Erie


PRESENTATIONS – Wetlands Banking

John Kusnier, Davey Resource Group | Stacy Hissong and David Thompson, MMWA


Water Quality Meeting Archive

Click here for all TMACOG meetings and event


Water Quality Policy Tracking

TMACOG Agenda for Lake Erie

Ohio EPA’s Nutrient Mass Balance Study for Ohio’s Major Rivers

Ohio's Lake Erie Domestic Action Plan

Michigan's Lake Erie Domestic Action Plan

Indiana's Lake Erie Domestic Action Plan


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